I’d been to Dishoom once for breakfast before, but for a work meeting. An occasion where I didn’t think it was quite right to whip your phone out and start taking snaps at every angle to catch the best light. But I knew I had to go back, not just to be able to tell you all about it, but also because it was SO good!
So when one of my best friends from uni, C, came down to visit the other weekend, I knew exactly where I wanted to take her. I tried to book a table, but all the branches were claiming to be fully booked, so I decided to take the risk of just turning up on the morning at the Carnaby branch, obviously armed with back up options should we get turned away.
But we were in luck. We were sat straight away on one of the low tables in their Indian Veranda, which is beautiful. So many Indian summer colours, lovely woods and twinkly little lights – it was so cute. The perfect place for a catch-up too as the tables weren’t too close together, and it wasn’t too loud either! Win win.
We chose our drinks pretty quickly, C the Breakfast Assam tea and myself a skinny latte, but food was another matter entirely. Having only tried one dish previously, and been recommended almost every other one from the menu, we sat debating our options and what to choose.
Everything sounded delicious, but we shortly settled for a Kejriwal, two fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and one of their legendary bacon naans, both to share – you get to experience more that way, and it also stops me from getting food envy, haha.
We were warned the bar was busy, so drinks were taking a little time, but I didn’t think they we waited that long for either the food or our drinks. Although we were busy catching up, as I hadn’t seen C since earlier in the year!
C’s tea turned up in a pot, accompanied by a cute patterned tea cup, and my latte in a glass mug. My latte was delicious, even though it was a skinny one it was slightly creamy, and the coffee itself was smooth and not too strong.
The food on arrival at our table looked amazing…
We divided both of the dishes into two, which was pretty easy to do – I highly recommend this – and soon we’re tucking in.
The bacon naan lived up to all expectations. With lots of thick juicy, flavoursome bacon, inside a soft, slightly grilled, plain naan, it was absolutely delicious. The chilli jam was a great addition to the mix, and a fab change from the usual ketchup or HP sauce you’d usually get.
The Kejriwal was exquisite. The chilli cheese toast had a slight kick to it, it was thick and doughy, and the cheese was rich and plentiful. Paired with the runny fried egg it was delightful, every mouthful was heavenly! And no I’m not over exaggerating. Totally wish I could have that every day – bye bye healthy eating.
It’s not surprising that our plates were soon clear. Not a single bit left.
We did consider having a juice or soft drink to finish as these looked really tasty too, but decided we’d head off for a stroll – perhaps next time.
Overall, we had an amazing brekkie. I think this has to be the best breakfast I’ve had so far in London, and I know it’s rated really highly by Time Out too! At just under £19, including service, it’s also really cheap for central London! Especially with the service you receive – the Dishoom team are so friendly and helpful.
I’m already planning my return – I need to take my boyfriend as I know he’d LOVE it! I think I should d code what to have in advance this time though, or I’m bound to sit the debating with myself for too long. Haha.
Have you been to Dishoom? What’s your favourite breakfast dish?